Women Living in Poverty

Part of Women and Equalities – in the House of Commons on 11th March 2020.

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Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Work offers the best opportunity to move out of poverty, irrespective of gender. We are proud that the female employment rate under this Government is at a record high of 72.4%, with nearly 2 million more women in work than back in 2010. Wages have outpaced inflation for 23 consecutive months. Shortly, from April, the national living wage will increase again, also benefiting women the most.